Downloading child pornography is an offence

Syllabus: GS-I

Subject: Society and Social Justice

Topic: Welfare schemes, mechanisms, laws and institutions related to children

Issue: child pornography

  • In USA, Child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is the word used in the place of child pornography.
  • India can adopt similar language to differentiate it from the generic word pornography. ( It normally implies a consented activity )
  • Inconsistency exists between POCSO act and IT act. POCSO act shall be amended to make CSAM an offence under the act.
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